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Bengal Bytes (9/22): All about Gio

Gio found inspiration Sunday from one of his biggest mistakes in the NFL; how the Chargers feel about their loss and more headlines from around the NFL.

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Monday musings: Whit streak leads hot O-line; Fisher a Chad fan; Gio, Hill offer each other support

In the wake of the 24-19 victory over the Chargers, Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth is working on a streak of 24 straight games without allowing a sack and he heads back this Sunday to where it all began (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) when they open the Ravens’ home schedule.

NFL Winners and Losers: The Steelers Light It Up, the Eagles Fall to Pieces

Football is just better when Geno Atkins is Geno Atkins. The Bengals defensive tackle was ready by Week 1 last year after tearing his ACL the previous November, but anyone familiar with his particular brand of pass-rushing destruction knew they weren’t looking at the same player.

What they are saying: Bengals-Chargers | Lance McAlister on 700WLW

Reaction around the country regarding the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Chargers. Peter King, Geoff Hobson, John Breech and more share their opinions on the Bengals.

Gio Bernard's performance sends Bengals' message to Jeremy Hill - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN

After two fumbles, Jeremy Hill was a spectator through most of the second half of Sunday's victory over the Chargers.

Review of Bengals' four quarters vs Chargers

What went right and what went wrong in the Bengals' Week 2 matchup with the Chargers? The Cincinnati Enquirer breaks it down by the quarter.

Bolts & Dolts: Keenan Allen, Mike McCoy hand Bengals a victory - Bolts From The Blue

Looking back at the San Diego Chargers' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals to point out which players performed above, or below, expectations.

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Matthew Stafford not guaranteed to start Week 3, per report, has bleak fantasy outlook -

A battered and bruised Matthew Stafford could sit Week 3, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. We break down the fantasy implications.

John DeFilippo on Manziel’s final TD pass: Coaching is overrated | ProFootballTalk

When Johnny Manziel was at Texas A&M, he regularly made the highlight reel as a result of plays that couldn't be drawn up by any coach who was trying to convince his players that he knew what he was doing.

Saints run Superdome losing streak to six games | ProFootballTalk

It wasn't that long ago when a trip to play the Saints in the Superdome felt like an automatic loss for the visiting team, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that it feels like a long time ago.